London: A woman’s menstrual cycle not only causes period pain, it also affects the severity of respiratory symptoms, potentially worsening conditions such as asthma, according to Norwegian researchers. A study involving almost 4,000 women has found worse symptoms around ovulation.All the women studied had regular menstrual cycles lasting 28 days or less, and none were taking hormonal contraceptives. Of those studied, 28.5 percent were smokers and 8 percent had been diagnosed with asthma.Researchers found that wheezing symptoms got worse between days 10 to 22 of cycles, with a slight dip near the point of ovulation for most.Shortness of breath was worse on days seven to 21, again with a slight fall around ovulation.The study found it was not just women diagnosed with asthma who experienced these symptoms and variations.
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